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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update now on Samsung's Kies

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update now on Samsung's Kies
AT&T and Verizon customers sporting the  Samsung Galaxy S III can't be blamed for their Scrooge-like behavior at this tine of the year. After all, they have watched jealously as first Sprint and then T-Mobile subscribers with the very same phone, received OTA updates to Android 4.1. Tonight, we do have halfway decent news for owners of the Android flagship smartphone on the AT&T network. If you don't mind doing it yourself (and we are not saying that you do everything this way), and forgetting about the easier OTA method, you can hook up your Samsung Galaxy S III to your PC and through the wonder that is Kies, download Android 4.1.

A basic idea of how Kies works

A basic idea of how Kies works

There is nothing warranty breaking about this. You're not rooting your phone, unlocking the bootloader, or doing anything that Samsung would frown on. You simply hook up to your PC and connect to the latest version of Samsung Kies. We can't stress enough that it has to be the latest version or else the update will not appear. Follow the directions and whammo! You will have left Verizon customers as the Ice Cream Sandwich orphans of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

If you decide to go ahead and manually update your AT&T branded Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1, let us know how it turns out by posting a comment in the box below.

source: AndroidCentralForum

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:12

1. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Yes thanks phonearena for the notice

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:50

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


OMG!!! 4 my reading class, I had to draw a drawing 4 the character PA mentioned, which was Scrooge!!!!!!!

so cool!!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:42

36. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I'm kinda new to the modding thing.. I have cyanogenmod 10.0. Which is jellybean. But can I still download this update even though I'm not in stock... How? Help would be greatly appreciated

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:37

47. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


You can,you just have to download the stock image and flash it through Odin.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:23

52. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Okay, I don't exactly know what that means but I appreciate the help. I remember using Odin to get CM10 but I sorta forget.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:24

53. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Actually nevermind I got it. Thanks

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:30

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I doubt Samsung really cares about whether or not you root your phone, it's the carriers that get upset. Imho

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:43

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am trying to remember of that was true for the captivate - I know on the DROID RAZR that updates do not go through if system apps were deleted or frozen.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:32

3. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


wow....so I guess that leaves me and my GS3 on Verizon, still waiting...lol.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:34

4. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Yeah my gf has that same issue. I'm seriously starting to wonder if my og RAZR MAXX will get JB before her.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:49

5. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


The RAZR MAXX should be getting it this week I believe. I just can't believe that every other carrier has 4.1 Jelly Bean for the GS3, except Verizon. I had the Galaxy Nexus with Verizon last year and it never got an update. Oh well, its still an awesome phone!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:08

9. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Not the original RAZR MAXX the HD is but I suspect we'll see the update sometime in Q1 of 2013

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:55 1

27. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Knowing Motorola you may not ever see the update if it's anything like they did with their 2011 phones.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 01:22 2

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i can explain to you just how you're wrong about that but you wouldn't listen so i won't waste the time and just say "go away troll" instead sooo...go away troll.

i will start reporting you in the future if i see you trolling anymore.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 02:38 1

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


JB for Sammy on VZW is available if you are interested in the Note II (Angel).

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:53 5

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Why the f**k can't AT&T push Jelly Bean out OTA like every other f**king carrier?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:43

15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Blame Samsung - just go to XDA for the update

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:53 1

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why can't you just stop being a baby and just download it yourself?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:25

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you've never used KIES have you?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:52

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Irrelevant.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 01:15 1

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


not really, KIES is a real pain in the ass, you'd know that if you used it.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:54

60. JDBaughman (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Dude, YOU have clearly NEVER used Kies...?!? All you do is plug your phone in and click update?!? How hard is that?!

literally, that is ALL you do...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:32 3

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What, I'm critical of something regarding Android and you disagree with me?

It's an unnecessary complication with no justifiable reason to make customers go and download Kies just to get the update.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:53

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


More than what Motorola has done. At least there is an update available.

You're not being critical of Android, you're being critical of AT&T.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 01:18

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what is your deal? this is the SIII we're talking about here, Motorola's Razr HD equivalent is getting JB OTA right now and even if you want to do it manually it's as easy as slapping the update.zip onto the Internal Storage or the SD Card and then just prompting the update from recovery. you just go completely out of your way to troll on Motorola don't you? you're not even good at it. you should just quit.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:27

57. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14193; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


My deal is that I wasn't talking to you.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 15:19

66. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's a public forum Mxy. i've been reporting you. either stop trolling or stay off of the public forum.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:59

62. JDBaughman (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


it's easier and faster from your computer... I downloaded the update, installed the new update, and rebooted my phone in about 12 minutes... that is WAY faster than OTA... now I understand that OTA is more convenient, but quit bitching. first everyone was bitching about NOT having it, and now that you do have it, your bitching about how you have to put it on your phone... just go stand in the corner. powdy pants dont get to be big boys.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:25 1

34. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Kies is such a pain. I'm so glad that Sprint decided to do OTA updates for my Galaxy S2. I've tried to use Kies before, installing had issues, drivers had issues, and operation in general just isn't worth the hassle.
Bleh.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:32 1

43. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I never had any problems with Kies but Samsung do need to work on it

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